The Normans

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of the Norman Age in England


The Normans – William the Conqueror

The Normans – William the Conqueror

William, the illegitimate son of Robert, Duke of Normandy, was born at Falaise Castle, Normandy, in 1027 or 1028. He was known as William the Bastard.  When his father died in 1035, William was named as his successor. By the time that he was twenty-seven, he had...
The Normans – Who were the Normans?

The Normans – Who were the Normans?

For more information on counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   The Normans that invaded England in 1066 came from Normandy in Northern France....
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